If you’re someone fascinated by the supernatural and you have the chance to visit haunted places in Europe, here’s a little guide to ensure you don’t miss out on your visit.
There are actually many reputedly haunted places all over Europe, but the most haunted places are usually in the British Isles. Let’s keep this list a little balanced though, so you’ll get to rack up some good mileage on your journey 😉
1. England – Perhaps the most haunted country on Earth
You can’t go wrong with a visit to London. The Tower of London is famous for ghost stories and hauntings.
Perhaps the most famous involves the two young princes, Edward and Richard. They were not even teens when they disappeared and presumed murdered. In 1674, two skeletons were found under a staircase and it’s presumed that they belonged to the two young princes. Their specters have not only been heard but seen as well.
Apparently, one of the victims of Jack the Ripper has been said to haunt the place where she was killed. There are Jack the Ripper tours which should not be missed.
Borley Rectory was well known as the most haunted place in England, but alas, it burned down in 1939.
2. The Haunted Leap Castle of Ireland
Leap Castle in County Offaly was built in the 15th century. One of the stories involves the O’Carroll family, of which one of the brothers was a priest. His brother took him by surprise while he was in the chapel and killed him with his sword.
There have been several reality television programs involving Leap Castle that you may have seen or heard about. The luck of the Irish just doesn’t hold water in this castle! It’s definitely one of the most haunted places in Europe.
3. The Catacombs of Paris
Do yourself a favor and skip this!
Yes, it’s pretty darn frightening and if you are claustrophobic, don’t even bother trying to see this! These endless tunnels run below the famous world capital. You will get lost, there’s no question about that. Perhaps you may not even make it out!
There are thousands of bones that litter the way, so much so that the place cannot help BUT be haunted. In fact, many scary images have actually been caught on tape and it’s truly considered one of the most haunted places in the world. If you’re not religious, you will be while you’re under ground. It’s so eerie you don’t stand a ghost of a chance.
4. Dragsholm Castle in Denmark
This castle is famous for three ghosts; the Grey Lady, the White Lady and James Hepburn, the 4th Earl of Bothwell.
The Grey Lady apparently returns to the castle every night. The White Lady was supposedly imprisoned by her own father in the castle walls. Years later in the 20th century, during some renovations, workers came across a skeleton wearing a white dress. The Earl of Bothwell, who was married to Mary, Queen of Scots, is said to ride on his horse in the courtyard. Not only has he been seen doing so, but horses hooves beating upon the cobbled courtyard have also been heard.
5. Babenhausen Barracks in Germany
This place is now a museum but it’s well-known for its hauntings. There have been many reports of apparitions of German soldiers in their World War 2 uniforms. Creepy footsteps are heard when nobody is thought to be there. Unexplained voices in the basement are often heard. Lights turn on and off by themselves. Legend says that a witch was burned at the stake in this town. Several German soldiers’ deaths have been directly attributed to her.
Though there are just too many haunted places in Europe to mention here, these are some places that, if you had the opportunity to explore and visit, (provided you can take it) you should not pass up the opportunity. Just don’t blame us if anything goes wrong!